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Thread: What do you think? Singer Heavy Duty School Model Sewing Machines?

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    There is a full page ad in the paper advertising Singer Heavy Duty School Model Sew & Serge Sewing Machines on sale at two locations for one day only for $149.
    The ad says they are 2008 Singer machines with a metal hook (whatever that is) and are new in factory sealed cartons with 25 year limited warranty included. The description tells me that it does buttonholes, invisible blind hems, monograms, double seams, zippers, sews on buttons, darning, appliqué, zig-zag, basting, pin tucking, quilting.....just turn the dial to Sew Magic. Next it says that it has a professional serging stitch that allows you to sew a seam and serge the edge of the material in one operation. Sew & serge cutter that trims the fabric with purchase of machines. Humm?
    And then it says that it is designed to sew all fabrics without pressure adjustments (lLevis, canvas, upholstery, nylon, stretch materials, silk, percale, organdy and leather).
    This ad shows the Singer name, but does not say who made the machines or where they are made.
    Tell me what you think. Is it a deal or a dud?

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    I really dont know, I used to see those adds in the Enid paper all the time, but havent seen any lately.

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    May be worth checking out, but ya know...sometimes that old saying if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is just may apply. Let us know what you find out ok!!

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    Save your money. They're pieces of junk. Our quilt group bought one and only used it 3 times, and it was trash. You can get a pretty good Elna for a little more, but it's a lot better machine.

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    Thank you Pocoellie. The price sounds so tempting, but it doesn't tell those important details of who made it and where it was made.
    My machine is 35 years old so if I am going to replace it, I need to find something really great. Thanks so much.

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    I'd be afraid they were factory seconds that had a flaw in the design or a knock-off!

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    Run the other way!! I bought the "teacher's" version (the "good one") for a whole lot more than my present machine. In the 2-1/2 years I ran the Singer, it was in the shop twice. The third time I just bought a new Sears machine, rather than throw good money after bad. When it was open, you could see that the "commercial quality" parts were just plastic. The one I had was made in Brazil.

    The Sew & serge cutter is just a cheepie attachment that looks to rickety to be of any use.

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    You are the experts and I am listening. I appreciate all that you are telling me. Thanks so very much.

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    I just noticed that you mentioned Enid inyour post. My son and DIL live there, military, and I am planning on being there the end of August to see my new grand baby. Are you in the military?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwjudy
    I just noticed that you mentioned Enid inyour post. My son and DIL live there, military, and I am planning on being there the end of August to see my new grand baby. Are you in the military?
    Hi sewwjudy, No actually we live about 20 miles west of Enid, Have lived in this area most of my life. Give me a holler when you come and maybe we can do lunch!!!

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